Often we think we’re handling a situation, when we’re actually continuing it. This is the Problem Perpetuation Myth. We continue our own problem(s) with:
- Quick fixes
- Getting used to the situation
- Settling for this status quo
I. The Quick Fix
NPR’s “On Your Health” host Dr. Zorba Paster, when asked about treating back pain, shared that acupuncture or chiropractic can help in some cases–but also said to get at least six treatments before deciding whether it was working. The message is clear–sometimes one treatment will do it, but that’s certainly not the norm (and in other cases, these treatments don’t work at all). And usually, they just don’t know (Dr. Paster shares that “We don’t understand it in half the patients who get it.”)
Remember that your goal is healing–not magic. Even for something “simple,” your doctor takes the time to check a few things and even run a few simple tests or checks. Energy healing ideally does the same–making sure the situation is understood, the goal clear, the various pieces needing attention identified, and the path forward realistic. Instead of merely “trying” things, Kwan Yin Healing helps you dig in comprehensively.
II. Getting Used to the Situation
This in some ways is similar to the quick fix, in that it simply deems the problem “solved” by adjusting to it. But this adds additional problems, actually making things worse. First, it clouds perception, since you’re telling yourself everything is fine when, in fact, it isn’t. Now new perception is distorted by that original flawed one. The pain becomes part of identity, simply life circumstances–all unnecessarily. It actually stands in the way of possible healing.
But this distortion can create a cascade of unnecessary additional problems. When I was in physical therapy to rehabilitate my knee, the therapist noticed immediately that I had (unconsciously) started altering the way I walked to accommodate the knee, distorting my hip movement. Eventually, that would have become a new source of pain. And again–all unnecessarily. This isn’t about being able t0 cope–it’s about preventing future problems by facing reality and getting healing when needed.
III. Settling for this Status Quo
Acceptance is a wonderful and important quality, but defeatism is not acceptance. Fatalism is simply refusing to heal.
Just as bad in effectiveness is the illusion that “I’ve got this.” People often feel, since they have their own approach or past practices, that these will eventually kick in and make everything better again. But the truth is–the problem persists, and as above, new problems are built on the foundation of the original ones.
So consider . . . how well is this working for you?
On a scale of 1-10 (ten being the highest), how are you doing? 7 out of ten? 3? 8? 6.5?
Why not a 10? 7 out of 10 may seem decent, but does your health and happiness deserve a C-?
Or even 8 or 9 — are you willing to forgo 10-20% of your life’s vitality?
The truth is you can experience a 10; however, it doesn’t happen when we accept the percentage that isn’t working. It’s not magical thinking or just some trick–it’s healing. And for true healing to occur, we stop doing what doesn’t work, and do what works instead. Because tolerating the situation isn’t really maintaining the status quo–the situation is actually decaying. Denial is not the same as acceptance either.
Isn’t it time to move past myths and into healing?
Take a moment and consider your path. Are you glossing over problems with quick fixes? Do you just get used to them after a while, learning to live with them? Have you let this become your status quo?
Whether you’re skeptical or you’re ready to jump in, you can heal yourself and your life path, no matter where you find yourself right now. This may seem incredible, but think in terms of truly accepting the truth about where things are now and moving to make them better, even if incrementally. When done consistently and comprehensively, you’d be surprised at what’s truly possible.
So I want to help you get started, by helping you get results NOW.
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